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Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Why Palestine is a key issue for UK trade unions

Sarah Colborne, the director of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, reviews the debate on Palestine at this year's Trades Union Congress, including the decision to send a delegation to Gaza, and comments on the 'remarkable shift' to a consensus in support for Palestine from UK unions - 'in just three years, we have seen solidarity with Palestine become mainstream in the trade union movement in Britain. And the impact of a trade union delegation to Gaza cannot be underestimated. Even the prospect of such a delegation has sent the very marginalized pro-Israel trade union lobbyists into a frenzy'